Monday, December 7, 2009

...Some of the reasons... I HOARD!


Tim Holtz.

He's THE reason.

{Wait, no he's NOT!} But he sure makes me HAPPY that I've been hoarding paper crafting supplies for sooooooooooo many years! " I love you, T!m!"




Seriously. WHAT A GUY! Does he REALLY know how magic he is? How can ONE guy... Do so much? For SO many! Think about it? I wonder what a boon to the paper crafting industry this ONE act... This simple {cough-cough!} act of creating 12 consecutive tags... for CHRISTMAS!!! The fury. The joy.... The run on all things RANGER, Christmas, Crafty, Taggy, Boxed or BAGGY!{?}! Have you BEEN? Have you dropped EVERYTHING to go out an buy stuff or are you just making due with what you've already hoarded...?

I've done.. both. Just a little bit. Sadly, we don't have much, locally, for super Tim-a-licious inventory, and since I already own as much, if not more, than the LSS, I'm REALLY enjoying getting myself reacquainted with many forgotten corners of Scrapland... Not just the standard Tim Holtz products, but also... so many WONDERFUL found objects, saved and curated over... for soooooooo many years! Vintage costume jewelry, faux antique metal photo corners, shaped buttons, beads, stamps, RUB-ONS!!! Oh, it's been a glorious few days! Every night I sit with the refresh button under thumb, and tooth-picks propping up the lids of my exhausted eyes... Waiting. So EXCITED for the magic to download... or upload, or whatever it is when it suddenly rolls open to reveal the AMAZING fun!!! Have YOU watched, looked, commented, WON some goodies? Anything?

{I know SOME of you have! You lucky birds!}

Anywhoo, I'm just going to plop down what I've been up to. Not a lot of explanation needed, except to just say the obvious ~ these are my INTERPRETATION of Tim's offering, tags 1 - 4 (although, of COURSE I had to do two for day THREE with that GROOVY plaid technique - HELLO!)! Jolly GOOD fun! I hope you, too, are inspired!











Ahhhhh, "it only happens once a year!" That's what the stamp says. {My laundry and EXTRA long "to-do" list are grateful!}

Hope you all are well and I look forward to catching up with you SOON!

xo-

Elise


13 comments:

Vanessa said...

OH, ELISE!!! Love your TIM-TAGS!!! Gorgeous! Adorable! Fabulous!!! Tag 5 is still a challenge for me... Hope we`ll be lucky to win something! But over 3.000 comments!!! Would be like winning in the lottery ;) Have a fab week!

Hugs,
Vanessa

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness Elise....you would make mister holtz proud...gorgeous lovely work my dear!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hey sister! I did 4 yesterday too! Have not loaded them yet...

I know what you mean about all the 'stuff' - I have my own little crafty store going here as well.. but seem to be lacking in some of the goods!!!! But not one perfect pearl! Or metalic anything!!!!

And yes.. On Day 1 - I made a purchase...

Love your metal rose:)

I'll be catching you on the Tim Tags Roundup!

PS.. He edited yesterday's post to say they aren't due until Dec. 31st... I'll have to reread it... but that's what I thought I read...

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tags, one and all! I have only been once to T!m-land (on day one), so I will have to head back over. Will be waiting to see what T!m-o-liciousness comes out of scrapland next!!! wooohoo!

Karen said...

Oh Elise!!! You are rockin' the tags! I just adore your snowman!!! He looks all icy and happy there........woohooooo! And love the sentiment you chose for the charm on the last tag! I'm still working on them, but got sidetracked with other Christmas family activities. And since my living room is now under the assault of Christmas tubs stacked taller than our Princess.....I think I have to finish that first before going back to *the* tags.....but, my oh my, what a FABULOUS incentive to get it done!!! :>

Linda aka Oz said...

I too am all a quiver with the lusicious that is t!m.

Dotty Jo said...

Hoooooray! Elise, you are fabulous and your tags are amazing! I am just too busy to play along with this wonderful fun, but am heading over to the great T!m's blog every day to soak up all the inspiration. Isn't the run up to Christmas just mad, mad, mad? hugs, Jo x

Dana Gustafson said...

Yup! That is exactly why we hoard things...surely not because we have a serious problem! ;) You are tagalicious babe, TAG-a-LICious!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I hope you emailed Mr H with these tag photos! They're fantastic!! You learned well from the genius :) I love his tag extravaganza every year, but I can't afford to go buy everything I want and I haven't been fortunate enough to win anything, but I so enjoy seeing his artistry at work! Obviously, his talent has rubbed off on you too now, so keep up the great work!! These tags are awesome!!

Courtney Baker said...

These are so awesome girl! Tim is the man!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Your verions of Tim's tags are unique and so beautiful!! Wow, you've been a busy little cowgirl!!

Terena said...

these are stunning! what wonderful work. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello

Claire said...

Your tags are so delcious, we now have to call you el!se (tee hee!)